...ABOUT THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
How old does my child need to be to apply?
Typically, Transitional Kindergarteners will turn five between July 1 and December 31 of the year they will enroll, and Kindergartners will turn five between July 1 of the previous year and June 30 of the year they will enroll. However, we recognize that every child is unique, and these birthdate ranges are not the only determination of correct placement. We are happy to talk with you if you are unsure. There are no specific age requirements for grades one through six.
When should I apply?
You apply the fall prior to the year your child would enroll.
What is your sibling policy?
Village is a family school and we recognize the benefits of having all children in a family at the same school. Therefore, while we do not guarantee admission, it is Village's policy to give preference to siblings.
If I am unable to pay the tuition should I still apply?
Yes. The ability to pay a flexible tuition amount that is specific to your unique financial circumstances is available to families who qualify. There is a separate process to apply for flexible tuition- please click here for more information.
What are school hours?
School hours are 8:00-3:00 for all grades TK-6. Students may be dropped off in the morning from 7:30 am and optional after care runs until 5:00 pm.
How old is Village School?
Village just celebrated our 45th anniversary.
Do you have a bus?
Yes! Village provides complimentary bus service, which is utilized by approximately half of our students. We have eight bus routes servicing multiple West Los Angeles neighborhoods including Santa Monica, Westwood, Brentwood and Pacific Palisades, as well as neighboring areas including Mar Vista, Westchester, Inglewood, and Malibu.
How many students do you have?
We enroll 290 students in grades TK-6.
Where do your students come from?
There is no one answer to this question! They represent 33 different Zip Codes and 26% identify as people of color. A snapshot of our incoming Kindergarten Class of 2030: 45% identify as people of color, they live in 14 different Zip Codes, come from 24 different pre-schools, and speak Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Farsi, Estonian, and Arabic.
What is the average class size?
TK and Kindergarten classes range between 12 and 15 students. Grades one-six average 20 students. All classes have two full-time teachers.
What is the student/teacher ratio?
How many faculty identify as a person of color?
What specialist classes do you offer?
In addition to their core academics, Village students have the following specialist classes:
DREAM Studio (Design, Research, Engineer, Art, Make)
Physical Education & Wellness
Navigation (Upper Division)
Media Arts (Upper Division)
Do you have an after school program?
Village has both an after-care program until 5:00 and various optional after school enrichment activities including competitive athletic teams, sports, arts, STEAM, and clubs ranging from chess to Harry Potter. These programs are available for additional fees. For more information, please click here.
What is the tuition?
Tuition for 2023-24 is $38,113 for all grade levels.
Where do your students go after Village?
We are enormously proud of our graduates and the success they have found in middle and high school! We take great care to help our families find the right fit for secondary school. Our graduates currently attend:
Archer School for Girls
Campbell Hall School
New Roads School
Willows Community School
Colleges and universities Village alumni currently attend include:
Berklee College of Music
Cal Poly Pomona
New York University
The New School
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Wisconsin
Washington University in St. Louis